Wild Life Drawing: Rare Farm Breeds

Wild Life Drawing: Rare Farm Breeds

31st May 2024 10:30am - 11:30am
British Summer Time

at Battersea Park Children's Zoo

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2024-05-31 10:30:00 2024-05-31 11:30:00 Europe/London Wild Life Drawing: Rare Farm Breeds Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ


Child Ticket
£14.50 + £2.75 handling

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Adult Ticket
£17.50 + £2.75 handling

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Event Details

This half-term, get your brood beaming with an outdoor drawing class at Battersea Children’s Zoo. We will be focusing on unusual farmyard animals, some of which are on the Rare Breeds Survival List. We will meet Swiss Valais blacknose sheep, with their gorgeous heads of shaggy curls, Oxford sandy pigs with their enormous ears, and one of the UK’s oldest goat breeds- the Bagot goat- which has been around since the 1300s!  We will be shown around by animal expert Gemma, who will provide fascinating facts about each species, and answer lots of questions. While we will be concentrating on the farm animals, you’ll be free to draw all sorts of other animals too; otters, monkeys, lemurs and lizards to name just a few. Plus, once you've got your sketching done you and your little ones will have a special opportunity to feed some of the animals!

The class will be led by wildlife artist Jennie Webber, who will provide plenty of creative guidance to help you capture the animals' fabulous features on your page. We will begin with some fun warm-up drawing games to get the whole family sketching away. All abilities are welcome, and all artistic styles are celebrated! We will bring along everything you need- drawing boards, paper and lots of colourful materials, but feel free to bring your own kit if you’d like to. 

Animal welfare is at the heart of everything we do at Wild Life Drawing. We are a small team of animal lovers who are dedicated to conservation, and we strive to make each of our classes a positive experience for the animals we draw. We only ever work with organisations that treat their animals with the utmost respect and care.  Battersea Children’s Zoo is part of several breeding programmes for endangered species and works hard to raise awareness of conservation and welfare issues by educating the next generation about nature. 

10% of each ticket will be donated to the Rare Breeds Survival Trust.

Ticket price does not include entry to the zoo, which will need to be bought separately here. You'll then of course be able to stay to explore after the class.